Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Elending landscape report

ALIA stralia Library and Information Association) has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014, which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical elending solutions for Australian public libraries. This is the latest step in a project, delivered […]

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Library spaces book

A new book on library spaces and equipment has been recently published (end of 2013) in Italy: Vivarelli, Maurizio, ed., Lo spazio della biblioteca : Culture e pratiche del progetto tra architettura e biblioteconomia [i.e., The library space : project cultures and practices between architecture and library science] Milano : […]

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Hungarian School Librarians’ Association conference

The Hungarian School Librarians’ Association (KTE) Spring 2014 Conference has been dedicated to an actual field, an obligatory for all the teachers (including teacher librarians): how to create the teachers’ portfolio document. The conference was held on 3th April at the National Educational Library and Museum with about 130 participants […]

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Reading apps reviews

During the first quarter of 2014 Susan Stephenson from The Book Chook www.thebookchook.com has reviewed a number of iPad apps which have to do with literacy and reading.  Here are the reviews: http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/04/january-march-2014-childrens-ipad-app.html

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UNESCO publications

UNESCO has several new and forthcoming titles of interest to librarians: UNESCO and Institute for Lifelong Learning. (2014). Action reseach to improve youth and adult literacy: Empowering learners in a multilingual world. UNES0. (2014, May). Overview of information literacy resources worldwide. UIL Policy Brief 3: Gender equality matters: Empowering women […]

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Green library book

The Green Library – Die grüne Bibliothek : The challenge of environmental sustainability – Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit in der Praxis, Ed. by Hauke, Petra / Latimer, Karen / Werner, Klaus Ulrich Series:IFLA Publications 161. DE GRUYTER SAUR. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/204586 . Ths aims and scope of the book are explained in the link.

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Zimbabwe conference

The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) will hold its 48th AGM and Conference with the theme, ‘Working smarter and adding value: Library services in a new paradigm.’ The event will occur at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from June 24-27, 2014. Delegates will discuss opportunities for creating successful 21st century libraries that contribute […]

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